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Nine all-purpose plugins for Vim

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In its 22 years of existence, the Vim editor has become the center of an ecosystem of plugins. Whether you are coding or writing a text document, you can probably find a plugin that will make you more productive.

If you're coding in a specific programming language, you can find multiple plugins that will customize Vim to transform it into a dedicated editor for your language, but you don't have to be so specialized to benefit from many Vim plugins. Consider the following.


The more plugins you use in Vim, the harder it is to keep them updated or delete them. A number of plugin managers for Vim can help. The oldest and most popular, Pathogen, simplifies plugin management by requiring that each plugin have its own subdirectory.

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